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ICELAND: Artists Respond to Place

Scandinavia House

Manhattan Fri, Oct 10, 2014 - Sat, Jan 10, 2015

ICELAND: Artists Respond to Place focuses on the rich and complex relationship of contemporary Icelandic artists to the singular geography of their country—one of the most geologically dynamic places on earth. The exhibition features 11 of Iceland’s leading contemporary artists whose works cover a broad range of formal approaches and ...

Barbara Nessim: An Artful Life

Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture

Manhattan Fri, Sep 19, 2014 - Sun, Jan 11, 2015

A constant innovator for more than four decades, Barbara Nessim was one of the first professional illustrators to master the computer as an artistic tool. This exhibition examines her sketchbooks, hand-drawn and computer-generated illustrations, paintings, collages, textiles, and fashio

Visualizing 19th-Century New York

Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture

Manhattan Fri, Sep 19, 2014 - Sun, Jan 11, 2015

Visualizing 19th-Century New York examines New York City—a spectacle for resident and visitor alike—through prints and photographs produced by cultural entrepreneurs who created a vast commercial market for their images of the booming metropolis.

Robert Gober: The Heart Is Not a Metaphor

Museum of Modern Art

Manhattan Sat, Oct 04, 2014 - Sun, Jan 18, 2015

The Heart Is Not a Metaphor is the first large-scale survey of Robert Gober’s career to take place in the United States. Gober (American, b. 1954) rose to prominence in the mid-1980s and was quickly acknowledged as one of the most significant artists of his generation.

What’s Up, Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones

Museum of the Moving Image

Manhattan Sat, Jul 19, 2014 - Mon, Jan 19, 2015

This new Smithsonian exhibition explores the creative process and legacy of the celebrated animation director who made some of the most enduringly popular cartoons of all time. Some of his beloved characters are Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner. The exhibition is accompanied by a ...

Egon Schiele: Portraits

Neue Galerie

Manhattan Thu, Oct 09, 2014 - Mon, Jan 19, 2015

This special exhibition is devoted to portraiture created by the masterful Austrian artist Egon Schiele. This is the first exhibition at an American museum to focus exclusively on portraiture in Schiele's work. Egon Schiele (1890-1918) is considered one of the twentieth century's most important artists.

Dani Gal: As from Afar

The Jewish Museum

Manhattan Fri, Sep 12, 2014 - Sun, Feb 01, 2015

The Jewish Museum presents the United States premiere of As from Afar, a short film by Israeli-born artist Dani Gal. Gal’s film explores the relationship between Simon Wiesenthal, the Jewish Holocaust survivor who devoted his life to hunting Nazis, and Albert Speer, Hitler’s chief architect and armaments minister.

Tail! Spin!

Lynn Redgrave Theater

Manhattan Wed, Oct 01, 2014 - Sun, Feb 01, 2015

Politics is dirty – but politicians are dirtier. The truth is laid hysterically bare in Tail! Spin!, a wildly inventive new comedy drawn verbatim from the leaked e-mails, raunchy texts and tell-tale tweets that brought down politicians Anthony ("I Was Hacked") Weiner, Mark ("Appalachian Trail") Sanford, Larry ("Wide Stance") Craig, ...

Francesco Clemente: Inspired by India

Rubin Museum of Art

Manhattan Fri, Sep 05, 2014 - Mon, Feb 02, 2015

The first museum exhibition devoted to the Indian influences in Clemente’s work and how they relate to the artistic practices and traditions of various regions in India features approximately 20 works, including paintings from the last 30 years, and four new, larger than life-size sculptures created especially for the exhibition. ...

Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs

Museum of Modern Art

Manhattan Sun, Oct 12, 2014 - Sun, Feb 08, 2015

In the late 1940s, Henri Matisse turned almost exclusively to cut paper as his primary medium, and scissors as his chief implement, introducing a radically new operation that came to be called a cut-out.

What Would Mrs. Webb Do? A Founder’s Vision

Museum of Arts and Design

Manhattan Tue, Sep 23, 2014 - Sun, Feb 08, 2015

The Museum of Arts and Design celebrates the enduring legacy of its founder Aileen Osborn Webb with What Would Mrs. Webb Do? A Founder’s Vision, an exhibition highlighting Webb's advocacy and dedication to skilled makers across America, and featuring objects drawn largely from the Museum's permanent collection.

Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe

Brooklyn Museum

brooklyn Wed, Sep 10, 2014 - Sun, Feb 15, 2015

Killer Heels explores fashion’s most provocative accessory. From the high platform chopines of sixteenth-century Italy to the glamorous stilettos on today’s runways and red carpets, the exhibition looks at the high-heeled shoe’s rich and varied history and its enduring place in our popular imagination.